Ford Focus Review First Impressions
The all new Ford Focus is an impressive looking car; Ford has combined smart design with a chic modern look that makes other small cars look and feel outdated. With an incredible list of new features the Ford Focus has a stylish personality inside and out especially as the impressive features are on par with what you've expect from a premium small car.
I was instantly a fan of the layout and variety of controls on the steering wheel and as soon as I sat in the all new Focus, I couldn't wait to push start the car (whilst my key still remained in my handbag)...Look
The Ford Focus is one really, really good-looking car, you'll be instantly wowed at the superb inside design including the feature equipped steering wheel. As you drive the Focus you'll understand the quality of the design as everything is placed perfectly to ensure a smooth ride for the driver whilst the car maintains a clean layout. Comfort
The Ford Focus provides Australians with a sophisticated drive throughout all conditions from bumper-to-bumper city traffic to gravel and suburban roads.
Admittedly I am quite short, whilst my partner is quite tall and alternating between drivers has never been easier than with the Focus - the electronic seats move easily whilst changing the position of the steering wheel and mirrors is a breeze.
I am a massive fan of the comfortable heated sports seats that provide extra side support for the driver and passenger. The Focus has separate, easy-to-use controls for seat heating, allowing the passenger to have full warmth whilst the driver may prefer a lower heat setting.
The Electronic Climate Control (ECC) provides pure luxury as you can easily ensured the car is always the perfect temperature. The temperature is easily adaptable by the press of a button or by using the voice commands (how smart is this car?)
The new Ford Focus has a variety of compartments including handy cup holders which allows for the morning coffee and the fresh bottle of water whilst the storage compartments scattered throughout the Ford are perfect for all passengers.
The Ford Focus is deceivingly large and although the Focus is classified as a 'small car' it can comfortably seat five passengers on long road trips due to the spacious and comfortable backseats.Performance, Handling and Safety
The Ford Focus provides a smooth drive, regardless of where you happen to be driving. If you need power to overtake you can trust that the Focus has it. The breaks are like nothing I have experienced before; when you need to stop you know that the Focus will stop. With the fantastic breaks and power of the Focus I felt I could really trust the car to do what I needed it to do, whatever the situation.
The Focus provides an amazing ride; the car is soft and composed which is perfect for a quick dash to the store and just as perfect for long road-trips; whilst the Torque Vectoring Control gives the car the sturdy feeling we are all looking for.
Not only is the Ford Focus stylish and powerful, it is safe. The well advanced car has high safety features including six airbags and is engineered to meet the harshest global safety standards. The electronic stability control provides a stable ride as it has excellent grip similar to what you'd expect from a four-wheel-drive. Due to the strong and safe build, the Ford Focus has earned the maximum 5-Star ANCAP safety rating.Fuel Economy
Value for our dollar in regards to fuel is very important these days and the Focus is able to provide that value. If you treat the Focus right you'll have a very economical car for highway and city driving. The all new Focus provides a fuel efficient drive whilst still allowing powerful performance and reducing C02 emissions.
The Focus even includes Ford Eco Mode which is an information system which monitors driving behaviour and provides the driver with feedback about their eco-driving performance and simple tips on how to save and conserve fuel.Features and Technology
One word: Wow! I was completely overwhelmed at all the convenient features the new Focus offers in regards to safety, comfort and technology.
First and foremost I'll be honest, I really despise parallel parking and I'd prefer not to do it and the Focus allows just that with the Ford Active Park Assist feature. The Ford Active Park Assist is amazing new technology that first identifies a suitable car park and then automatically steers the vehicle into the parallel park whilst it instructs you to operate the accelerator and break. The Ford Focus steers itself within 40cm clearance front and back. It is so easy and I should know as I tested this feature numerous times! With the Focus you can parallel park easily and correctly, every time.
Actually parking in general is a breeze with the Focus as it is equipped with parking sensors all around the car - whilst you park the sensors emit a continuous tone but the best part is that you can also see on the dash how close you are to surrounding cars and objects with a colour system.
I thoroughly enjoyed the keyless entry and push start button of the Focus. With my hands full I could open the car just by pulling the door handle (because the key was in my handbag) and start the car (with the key still in my hand bag) simply by pushing the button! Never again will female Focus owners have to pull everything out of their handbag, just to open their car door!
Overall my favourite feature is voice control; you can control everything from the radio (and change the station) to climate control and using your phone to call a friend (all via the Bluetooth compatibility). The voice control is easily activated by a small button behind the steering wheel. Very special!Overall Impression
The Ford Focus sells itself as it is all about the driver providing top of the range technology and safety whilst still being well-priced, fuel-efficient and luxurious. The detailed design is evident with the overall quality product and clutter-free layout.
The Ford Focus is excellent value; I am so impressed with the Ford Focus, I want to purchase one (diesel please)!
-Brooke HunterAll-new Ford Focus leaves competitors trailing in rear view mirror
The all-new Ford Focus to deliver a quality, safer and sustainable driving experience
One of the world's most eagerly anticipated small vehicles; the highly acclaimed, all-new Focus has arrived in Australia, raising the bar for small car standards and delivering an enjoyable driving experience every time.
Combining a sleek dynamic new design with smart technologies and a suite of new safety features that are a first for Focus, the all-new Focus sedan and hatch ensures every drive will be a satisfying one, whether it's an inner-city excursion or a long-weekend down the coast.Making modern motoring easy...
Equipped with the latest in-driver assistance features, the all-new Ford Focus provides drivers with the opportunity to cope more easily with the pressures of modern driving, giving them convenient new ways to deal with every day challenges.
Let's face it, we all hate having to get into those tricky car spots, but with the all-new Ford Focus Titanium, parallel parking is simple. With Ford Active Park Assist, the all-new Focus Titanium will identify the perfect car park and automatically steer the vehicle into parallel parking spaces, at your command with you operating the accelerator and brake - it's that easy!
The all-new Focus Titanium also comes with an optional radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control, which helps maintain a comfortable distance to other vehicles. Once set, the system detects if the car in front of you is slowing down or is too close. It will then slow your Focus automatically to reduce the risk of rear-end collisions. Once the road is clear again, your car will automatically accelerate back to the chosen cruising speed. Greater fuel efficiency...
It's not just driver assist features that make this car so irresistible. The all-new Focus gives drivers a more fuel efficient drive. Offering an impressive range of advanced new engine and transmission technologies, the all-new Focus provides the driver with a powerful performance, while providing excellent fuel economy and reduced C02 emissions.
The all-new Focus includes Ford Eco Mode, a new driver information system which monitors driving behaviour and provides drivers with clear feedback about their eco-driving performance and simple tips on how to save fuel - making your driving not only healthier for the environment but also for your back pocket. Exceeds global safety standards...
The new Focus is engineered to meet the harshest global safety standards. It is stronger, safer and equipped with the latest advancements in occupant protection, advanced restraint systems and innovative, next-generation airbag design, all designed to provide you with a safer drive.
If our word wasn't enough the all-new Ford Focus has received a 5-Star ANCAP safety rating.
For more information on the all-new Ford Focus visit: www.Ford.com.au